Tagged: Society

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Armenia and Turkey – Erdoğan did it again

It is 101 years to the day that Turkey started the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide. And Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the populistic and seemingly maniac president of Turkey, does not...

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就職活動

昨日僕の大学の契約が切れてしまった。これまで6年半北陸先端科学技術大学院大学で准教授として務めていたが、新年度から延長されないことになった。従って、新しい勤め先を探しているー僕の年齢を見るとあまりよろしくない。5年の件を潜脱した先端大学へ感謝!

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Searching for a job

Yesterday my contract with my university JAIST ended. I was working there as Associate Professor for 6.5 years, but the university decided not to extend my contract (financial problems, foreigner in Japan). That means,...

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Ian Buruma: Wages of Guilt

Since moving to Japan, I got more and more interested in history, especially the recent history of the 20th century. The book I just finished, Ian Buruma (Wiki, home page) Wages of Guilt –...

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SJW attitude in science

Recently, Eric Raymond, famous for is “The Cathedral and the Bazaar“, stepped forward to speak out against mixing social agenda, like equal treatment for everyone outside the white straight group, with meritocracy, the evaluation...

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2015年の誕生日

こないだ僕の誕生日だった。いつもの仕事が多いうえに、東京への日帰りの出張なので、パーティーの時間があまりなかった。妻とのデートは出張の直後だった。次の朝、ネットで入ったお祝いを読んだり答えたりした。

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七十年ニュルンベルク裁判と日本の現代史:歴史教科書に書いていない話

1945年11月20日からニュルンベルク裁判が始まった。ちょうど七十年前。これまでニュルンベルク裁判はドイツ人とドイツの社会の意識に強く存在する。オーストリア人の僕は学校の遠足で強制収容所へ行ったり、もちろんニュルンベルク裁判とその後の裁判の歴史を勉強した。

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Looking at the facts: Sarah Sharp’s crusade

Much has been written around the internet about this geeky kernel maintainer Sarah Sharp who left kernel development. I have now spent two hours reading through lkml posts, and want to summarize a few...

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6 years in Japan

Exactly 6 years ago, on October 1, 2009, I started my work at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), arriving the previous day in a place not completely unknown, but with...

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Work-Life Balance at Amazon

Having had personal contact with Amazon employees, and having read the NYT article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace, I have only a few things to say: Most Japanese companies have...

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An amusing lintian error — Lenna

Well, there we are, trying to build another round of TeX Live packages for Debian, just to realize that the lintian error that should have been downgraded to warning (or removed) is still around,...